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New Shell-like Greeter for GNOME

There are plans to replace the greeter in GNOME 3.2 which is due out in a couple on months. Here is what is is the login experience is planned to look like:

gnome greeter 1

The GNOME sheep seem to be following Bill the Microsoft shepherd. Maybe I do not understand security but surely it would be better not to expose usernames.

gnome greeter 2

In the days of yore, you had to remember both a username and a password. Nowadays the trend seems to be to expose the usernames and simply rely on the strength of a password for security. If I recall correctly, this started in Microsoft Windows 98.

I sure hope that support for the traditional login paradigm of both username and password continues to be supported but I suspect not.

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